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The Rise of the Castle

Michael Welman Thompson

Produced as prequel to the important text the Decline of the Castle this is a fascinating text if a little more difficult to read than the Decline. Thompson gives great emphasis to the domestic role of the castle and the particular importance of the Hall and the Solar in the production of the unique features of castles.

Published by Cambridge University Press (1991; Cambridge)
ISBN: 0 521 37544 4

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